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by the flames of battle, are unmatched in skill and courage. >> on the same day that president obama gives his inaugural address, the u.s. drone strike kills three people in yemen. today we look at the new documentary, "dirty wars: the world is a battlefield." >> dimon's sue was nothing like kabul. life is defined by the war. everything revolves around it. in yemen, there was no war, of these not officially. >> the film, "dirty wars," follows jeremy scahill to afghanistan, somalia, and yemen as he chases down the hidden truth behind america's expanding covert wars. we will speak with jeremy and the film's director, rick rowley. >> night rates have risen to astronomical levels where there are 1000 raids a month happening. decades after vietnam, one decade into this war, we have gone back to body counts is our only way of measuring any kind of progress in the war. >> broadcasting from the sundance film festival in park city, utah, all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. hundreds of thousands packed into the national m
now!" >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i've barack the same obama do solemnly swear. >> i do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. g> four years after making history by becoming the first african-american president, barack obama kicks off the second term on martin luther king day. today and inauguration day special. we will air highlights from last ides' peace ball including naacp president benjamin jealous. >> the challenge for our country is never to see the day when a person of color would be president, nor the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to have -- happen again and again. >> we'll also hear from the legendary poet son the sanchez, ralph nader, sweet honey and the rock, and angela davis. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential agenda. >> we will look at big money behind the inauguration. four years ago president obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year exxonmobil, at&t, christoph are among
about this issue. >> as president obama prepares for his second inauguration, broadcaster tavis smiley calls on the white house to prioritize the fight against poverty in obama's second term rid of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama has formally unveiled his proposals to reform the nation's gun laws more than a month after the shooting massacre in newtown. on wednesday, obama called for reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, expanding background checks for gun buyers, improving the delivery of mental health services, and allowing schools to hire up to 1000 school resource officers and counselors. obama presented his plan alongside vice-president joe biden, who headed the white house task force appointed after newtown. >> in the months since 20 precious children and six brave adults were violently taken from us in sandy hook elementary, more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the end of a gun. 900. in the past month. and every day we
after the reelection of president obama. in the book, they write there are nearly 150 pour and near poor people in america who are not responsible for the damage done by the great recession, yet they pay the price. they did not create the deindustrialization of america. one of the largest economic institutions in the world were brought to their collective knees, they went crawling to the government in search of salvation. the government obliged, allowing them to socialize on the backs of mainstream americans. the housing and job crisis they created fostered a poverty unseen in generations not just an inner-city ghettos, but also in suburbs and rural areas, crossing racial, age, and gender lines. nearly one-third of the american middle-class, mostly families with children have fallen into poverty. the book is yours for $75. the dvd of our full conversation on and off the air and the full event the night before his yours for contribution of $100. put that together and you can have them for $150. call 866-3594334. it is your call that makes the difference. you may democracy now! happen ever
with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command. >> as president obama nominates vietnam veterans john kerry and chuck hagel to cabinet posts, we will speak with nick turse, author of an explosive new book, "kill anything that moves: the real american war in vietnam." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama is preparing to unveil a comprehensive plan to address gun violence that is expected to include legislation tightening background checks on potential gun buyers as well as 19 separate actions obama could take using executive power. at a news conference monday, obama confirmed he would support proposals for new assault weapons ban. he said a task force led by vice president joe biden had presented him with a list of " common sense" steps to prevent shootings like the one at sandy hook and elementary school. obama also alluded to potential resistance from opponents of gun control. >> part of the challenge we confront is even the sight -- slightest hint of some sensible responsible legis
. it examined everything from the cold war to the fall of communism, continuing through to the obama administration. this is a trailer for the miniseries. >> i want to make it as exciting as it can be. history is an interesting subject. we want to report what actually happened. you cannot just except what is handed down. this is the key to the whole series, is to find out how we got to where we are. it is a great, great story. >> that was the trailer for "the untold history of the united states." it will air on monday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and is available on demand. oliver stone joins us here in new york, and we are joined by his co-author, peter. we welcome you both to "democracy now." oliver stone, you have been working on this for years, and be announced to people. why? >> it was apri big job for need. i have been working on it for four and a half years. i recently discussed wallace and the bomb at one of his glasses and we ended up talking for about an hour, hour-and-a-half. wallace was a key to the link -- would we have dropped the bomb? that is the origin mess. still my daught
to be taken away. >> a month after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school, president obama is calling for a ban on assault weapons and high- capacity ammunition magazines. the nra says congress will not approve either. we will spend the hour on guns, believing -- beginning with colin goddard, a survivor of the virginia tech massacre that killed 32. >> we're up against an industry, pe le who profit when others use bullets. we really have to engage the citizens of voice to drown out the industry that profits from shootings like this continually in our country. >> will host a debate about placing armed police officers in schools. critics say this helps school- to-prison. the deep financial ties to the firearm industry. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama is set to propose sweeping new gun restrictions today more than a month after the newtown school massacre. obama reportedly will call for a ban on assault weapons and high- capacity ammunition magazines as well as expanded background checks
on the spanish- language network univision last thursday, president obama faced tough questions over his immigration policies, including his failure to fulfill a campaign promise to enact comprehensive immigration reform during his first year in office. of a mccall the lack of immigration reform the biggest failure of his presidency but attempted to shift blame for the failure to republicans. >> when we talk about immigration reform in the first year, that's before the economy was on the verge of collapse. lehman brothers had collapsed. the stock market was collapsing. and so my first priority was making sure we prevented us from going into a great depression. and i think everybody remembers where we were four years ago. what i confess i did not expect, and so i'm happy to take responsibility for being naive here, is that republicans who had previously supported comprehensive immigration reform -- my opponent in 2008 who had been a champion of it and who attended these meetings -- suddenly would walk away. >> president obama's comments come as his administration faces scrutiny for deport
the french operation in mali with intelligence and airlift. >> as the obama administration agrees to aid france's military bombing in mali, over 20 foreign hostages remain unaccounted for in neighboring algeria in what has been described as one of the biggest international hostage crises in decades. then cycling legend lance armstrong admits to oprah winfrey he cheated his way to a record seven tour de france titles. >> yes or no. did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no. was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> will speak to sportswriter dave zirin, author of, "game over: how politics has turned the sports world upside down." as the fourth anniversary of roe v. wade approaches, we look at how antitrust legislation over the years has criminalize pregnancy, leaving hundreds of women to be forced to undergo unwanted medical procedures and locked up in jail or mental institutions all because there were pregnant? all that and more co
of disillusionment with the obama administration? about half of the audience here has been disillusioned. let me ask you this question. would you rather be disillusioned or illusioned? consider is not such a bad thing. when you walk around with illusions, you do not see how things are. actually, one can be grateful for one's disillusionment, so i am for mine. [laughter] the more disillusioned you get, the more clearly see the world. if you identify and disillusionment and despair, that is a particular problem. that is because you are too invested in net external entity. you fell into despair. so we morally invest ourselves into something external -- the more we invest ourselves into something external, the more we identify with what is not us, the more we set ourselves up to be victimized, if not physically, at least emotionally and spiritually. i was recently reading some work of a of hitler. you do not read many examples of the nile. the propaganda minister, one of the top that say leaders which hitler temporarily appointed when he committed suicide -- he lived another day before he killed themsel
, not at the conviction level yet, but certainly at the investigatory and prosecution level. barack obama brags on his campaign website of having prosecuted more people under the espionage act than all previous presidents combined. in fact, more than twice of all presidents combined. >> on that particular note, i want to ask you, if you can, to talk about when you consider to be the long-term impacts of wikileaks. as governments continually centralized through the digital revolution their information, it makes it more possible for dissidents or whistle-blowers within the structures of these governments to make that information available to it broader sectors of the public. if the government are able to squash wikileaks, how do you see that movement developing, in terms of other organizations for rising to continue the work you have been doing? >> the attempts to squash wikileaks are there. no doubt about this. since 2008, that has been the case. we released a classified u.s. intelligence report, in fact, showing in 2008, the concern that the u.s. military had about wikileaks, the way that it could be
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